DevOps is an emerging methodology that promotes quicker, improved application development and rapid release of new and modified software features and goods for consumers. It is a collection of various concepts and is spreading rapidly across the development community. DevOps practice facilitates easier, continuous interaction between the development teams (Dev) and their IT Operations Team (Ops), cooperation, alignment, accountability, and openness. DevOps critical practices are designed to remove the barriers to communicating between these two departments by developing new interaction protocols, facilitating closer coordination, faster integration, and low-value processes automation.
DevOps is about embracing a value system of communication and collaboration and continuous delivery and integration. DevOps aims to gain significant business advantages by configuring automatic warnings, unified monitoring, network management, and disaster recovery.
At Baxture, we ensure that every decision we make is well planned and accounted for ensuring that the entire DevOps integration process runs smoothly, with minimal delays and errors. This happens by creating a set of attainable objectives that must be achieved as per the requirements of the company. Once strategic goals have been finalized the development of the project begins. The development process includes creating the required code for the application by a set of great and experienced developers at Baxture. The development of the existing code takes place continuously based on the regular feedback available in this development process.
The developers integrate their code in a central repository where they constantly work on the code, the number of times a day. Whenever the code is entered in the repository numerous quality tests are performed like unit tests. Integration has several phases in it.
This stage involves the planning of the test cases to be carried out in the next stage and learning whether the developed code can produce necessary results as planned in the initial stage of the project. It is done on a regular basis, and it helps in the early detection of the errors if present. As software is continuously developed the existing code is integrated regularly to provide seamless service to the end-users.
In this phase, the built code is continuously being reviewed for bugs by our own team of software testers along with the help of tools like Selenium, Junit, and Ranorex that are used to quickly detect and debug the errors that generally occur in a system. These tools let the testers run parallel testing of several code bases so as to avoid functionality errors.The test provides additional information on several aspects of the application, which is sent to the development process to improve the code and ensure that the application may have its desired use in a production environment.
In this step, the developers at Baxture distribute the code to the specified environment but not to the consumer environment so as to make sure it is valid and stable and completely ready for delivery to the business consumer. Deployment is like a prerequisite for the delivery phase. Once the deployment is completed it automatically enters into the delivery to the consumer’s environment.
Every time the code is entered in the repository a set of test cases are executed against every input and the developers are informed about the failure if there is any. The developers then fix the errors. In case the code is correct, then all the sequenced tests are performed and the code is ready for release in actual production. The main objective here is to develop the code in short cycles and add new functionalities that can be added and released at any time.
It is an important operational phase that determines the quality of the entire lifecycle of DevOps. It enables the team to evaluate how well the builds operate in its respective environment and whether it complies with the design. Our operation team uses a tool to track the quality and performance of the application and its related problem areas. Monitoring also helps in reducing the number of support demands.
Baxture consists of a team of engineers, programmers, and testers who are very experienced in using agile methods to develop applications and software. Our accredited Agile professionals take full responsibility from project planning to delivery, ensuring that your systems are designed along the leanest path.
Our array of automation testing experts have years of experience in testing applications and software in the least amount of time with no additional overhead costs.
We make use of the latest Cloud Computing platforms such as AWS(Amazon Web Service), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure to create the application with automated tools for precise scaling and load balancing.
By successfully implementing DevOps the business gets ready for the next level of deployment. Companies can benefit from the delivery of their new systems in a more improved, intelligent way while keeping productivity sealed. In this manner, advancement and prolonged implementation become associated with each other, making deployment quicker and easier.
DevOps can centrally manage activities that help in managing repetitive tasks without worrying about making mistakes. With a faster shift of development cycles, codes are also quickly released into production cycles of the companies. Value Stream Management is used here to analyze the present state and non-value adding functions.
Implementing the CI/CD concepts in DevOps helps ensure the accuracy of work configurations and infrastructure immutability, making automation 100% effective and significantly reducing the amount of time and effort expended on simple and redundant activities.Recurrent backups and rollovers help to develop a more reliable and secure system. This kind of custom function in organizations helps them save manual costs.
As DevOps is about continuous delivery, continuous feedback gets very important. It enables customers to provide the development team, their feedback on an ongoing basis so that further improvements can be done for its delivery as per the requirements of the customer.
Continuous feedback is important for the development and delivery of software because it tests the effect of each update on user experience and then sends the analysis back to the DevOps team to improve future releases.
As the name suggests DevOps helps create a seamless link between two traditionally separated groups- Development and Operations. This on-site collaboration opens up an ocean of opportunities in generating better software and applications for companies. It provides the team with ownership of all the operations hence resulting in continuous and quick delivery.
The error monitoring system and the end-user monitoring system helps in automating the process of manually searching for bugs and errors by alerting smartly through email reports. This helps the developers by saving their time and utilizing it for building applications instead of chasing errors in logs. The developers can directly see the line of code that has a bug and it can be solved quickly and the feedback is created rapidly through integrations with operators.
DevOps teams use a shared technology system and tools to help them easily and trustworthily run and build software. Usually accomplishing any task like deployment of code or provision of resources requires support from other teams but the DevOps team can perform such tasks and find solutions individually as trust among the operators due to increased communication helps them freely explore with the intent to improve services.
When the functionality is deployed, there are times when the information regarding this is not shared in the common backlogs, as a result, the testers are unaware of what to check. This untested code passes to live production leading to unpredictable bugs. But here at Baxture, the collaboration between the QA team and developers provides a regular forum to ask questions about development and prepare user cases with an increase in prediction.
The uncertainty about what to deliver and when to deliver leads to delay in Deployment. But when the developers and the operation teams sit together and collaborate, coming up with new solutions and deciding the best one leading with automation helps in quicker and frequent deployment.
Delivery of software continuously
Faster growth and progress and quick resolution to problems
Short cycles of development
Communication and collaboration is improved